I have a wee bit of a floral dress problem. I love them so! Dress them up, dress them down, season in and season out, they're my go-to piece for no-brainer dressing.
A lot people think that wearing a dress makes you "dressed up". I disagree. Why is one piece dressier than two or more? It's way harder to style pants or a skirt with a top or a sweater than it is to simply throw on a dress. Boots in fall/winter, sneakers or sandals in spring/summer and you're done!
Also, I find many dresses super comfortable. (At least most of the ones I wear are. Ones that need the likes of Spanx are special occasion only.) Like the one above from Joie. It has an elastic waistband and hangs to the floor. It's basically a cinched sleeping bag. What could be cozier and more comfortable, aside from a pair of sweatpants?
While florals used to be the relegated to warmer months, this season darker florals abound. Here are a few of my favourite dark floral dresses.
Le Fou Wilfred Lea Dress from Aritzia. ($248 CAD) Technically a leafy dress but I'm still counting it in the floral department.
Floral print shirt dress from Zara. ($79) If I didn't already have an ankle length floral dress I would definitely scoop this up!
Want! Drapey ruffle faux-wrap dress from J. Crew. ($253 but currently 40% off) I love this one because it could be worn year round.
Reformation Gavin Dress, Nordstrom ($293). A little less boho, more structured with a sexy slit up the front and
a partially open back.
Rebecca Taylor Solstice Silk Cotton Dress, Nordstrom. (Sale $499) Eek, I want this too! So my jam. Love the shorter length, would look so cute with booties.
Arboretum off shoulder midi dress Ted Baker. ($419) Obviously a little more formal but wow. Just wow.
And finally, if money's no object, Ulla Johnson Forest Ressie Dress, Revolve. ($833) Yes please.